The best suburbs in North Shore, Auckland

If you are moving to Auckland or thinking of buying property in the city, you are probably wondering which part of the city is good to live in, or invest your money in.

The North Shore of Auckland is your best bet. It is the safest part of the city and the houses are amazing. Added advantage – you could be right by the shore day in and day out.

Here is a list of the most expensive suburbs and the cheaper suburbs in the North Shore, Auckland.

Sunnynook, North Shore

Sunnynook is one the best and one of the most expensive suburbs in the North Shore. The suburb is centred on the Sunnynook shopping centre and has the Sunnynook park nearby. There are two great schools in the suburb, the Sunnynook Primary School and Wairau Intermediate School. There are lots of restaurants, walks and shopping centres around Sunnynook and transport routes to the city are frequent. If you are looking to rent a place in Sunnynook, it’ll cost you $585 per week and if you are thinking of buying, its going to cost you $1,076,500.

Davenport, North Shore

Davenport is a gorgeous suburb to live in. You could live right by the beach and still not be too far away from the city. Davenport is just 3.7kms away from the Sky Tower in Auckland Central. It is also one of the most expensive suburbs in all of Auckland and would cost you $1,492,767 to buy a 3 bedroom house. If you are looking to rent, it’ll cost you about $738 per week.

Takapuna, North Shore

Takapuna beats our list with an average of $1,493,100 to buy rental property and if you are renting, it is about $681 per week, which is surprisingly lesser than some of the other suburbs like Northcote point that could cost you up to $788 a week on average.

Takapuna, is of course, known for its busy white-sand beaches and seaside cades and lake Pupuke which is popular for boating. There are a lot of restaurants around the beach, which means you have no need to go to the city centre all the way. But even if you did, it is only 20 minutes away, so totally worth considering this suburb to live in.

Albany, North Shore

Albany is one of the most northernmost suburbs in the North Shore. It is popularly known for its shopping and retail stores. If you are keen to buy property in the North Shore, but don’t want to spend a bit lesser, then Albany is a great option. It is one of the cheaper suburbs in the North Shore and costs about $997,941 to buy a house. If you are looking to rent, it’ll cost you $595 for a week.

There’s lots to do around Albany. There are golf courses, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centres and you won’t be far away from the beaches too!

Birkdale, North Shore

Birkdale is one of the cheapest suburbs in the North Shore. If you are looking to invest, it’ll cost you about $788,727 to buy a home and to rent, you’d have to pay around $500 on average to live here.

Birkdale is not the safest suburb, not it does have its good and bad sides. So, if you are thinking of moving, best to do some investigating before deciding to move or buy a house!

There are lots of takeaways and restaurants in and around the suburb.

Glenfield, North Shore

Similar to Birkdale, Glenfield also has different sides to it, which means you should check it out to figure which parts of it are not-so-good. If you do find the place okay, it is relatively cheaper to invest/buy here, with an average of $837,581 for a three bedroom and about $530 to rent, a bit higher than Birkdale.


Here is a list of a few other suburbs in the North Shore with cost to buy and rent a home:

  • Beach Haven, North Shore – To Buy: $847,225; To Rent: $533 per week
  • Belmont, North Shore – To Buy: $1345,167; To Rent: $677 per week
  • Castor Bay, North Shore – To Buy: $1,019,700, To Rent: $650
  • Forrest Hill, North Shore – To buy: $1,024,550; To Rent: $605
  • Milford, North Shore – To buy: $1,352,500; To Rent: $635
  • Torbay, North Shore – To Buy: $932,820; Too Rent: $561

Source: Barfoot & Thompson

If you are planning to buy or rent a home, make sure to get all your electrical work done by a reliable electrician in north shore, before moving in.

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